Paramedics Remind Folks to Stay Hydrated During Heat Wave

By: Angela Salerno Email
By: Angela Salerno Email

A heat wave is in the forecast for this area. Meteorologists are predicting triple digit temperatures for the week.

Paramedics say when a heat wave hits folks need to be sure to drink plenty of water.

The Tallahassee Fire Department responds to a high volume of heat exhaustion calls during these dog days of summer.

They say if you're getting muscle cramps, or if you stop sweating and feel dizzy or light headed you may be dehydrated.

LT Ken Davis of the Tallahassee Fire Department said, "If you are outside for several days in a row you can actually start beginning dehydration the first day you're out, after several days you could actually come to the point you stop sweating and your body temperature rises and you pass out."

Davis says water is your best bet to stay hydrated, sports drinks and juices have sugar in them which need to be digested before it can replenish your body.

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